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andrews has more. >> the report says last year's record drought in texas was made roughly 20 times more likely because of man made climate change. specifically meaning warming that comes from greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide. the study requested by noaa, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration looked at 50 years of weather data in texas and concluded that man made warming had to be a factor in the drought. the head of the climate office is tom carl. >> what we're seeing in texas and other phenomena and other parts of the world where we can't explain these events by natural variability alone. they're just too rare, too uncommon. >> aside from the texas drought, noaa called the entire year of 2011 the year of extreme weather events. >> on the ground. >> starting in joplin, missouri. all told, there were seven tornado outbreaks in america last year that caused a billion dollars or more in damages. there were increased hurricanes in the north atlantic. unprecedented flooding in australia and widespread drought in east africa. and all of that was caused by la nina. typically
and do in the texas rangers. the giants, doing their business in atlanta. >>> an update on the wildfire near colfax. it's burned more than 2,600 akers and destroyed one home. it is now 60% contained. nearly 2,000 firefighters are on the scene. evacuations are still in place with about 170 homes threatened. many evacuees will be back tomorrow morning. >>> a logging company is going to pay the government the largest settlement in u.s. history because of the moonlight fire in 2007. it burned sixty-five thousand acres. the ruling today found the sierra pacific logging company did not take proper precautions during a red-flag warning day. a bulldozer sparked the fire. sierra pacific will have to pay $55 million and hand out 22,005 acres of land. the forest service will turn that land into parks and wildlife reserves. >> rather cool weather out there today. but warmer weather is on the horizon. [ male announcer ] olympic tennis players bob and mike bryan are always on the move. so they can't get to the bank to deposit a check. instead, they use citibank mobile check deposit. it's easy. they j
vacation. maybe even quit your job. but the dallas chapter of the naacp wants the texas lottery gone, saying it preys on the poor. brian todd has the story. >> reporter: juanita tells the saddest of stories. about a man who spent his money on lottery tickets and not on things he needed. >> well, he died and having no insurance because his insurance had elapsed, it was left up to the community and people that loved him to try to pull together funds in order to bury hi him. >> reporter: wallace's president of the dallas chapter is trying to get -- what are the primary reasons you want the lottery gone? research shows there are more poor people who purps these tickets than people who can actually afford it. >> reporter: wallace says the lottery preys on the poor and claims there are many more booths set up in poorer areas of dallas than in middle and upper income neighborhoods. contacted by cnn, the spokeswoman said they tried to reach all segments of the population. that they don't target poorer areas. but the texas lottery commission is required to do demographic studies and the most
something about the 21 of the 111 state prisons in texas. i think the three-judge panel is going to say, gary, it is cruel and unusual punishment, 126 degrees, 143 degrees, it's time to do something about that. >> richard, prison officials accuse or accused of not providing enough fans, ventilation, water, refusing to follow local and national prison standards. a texas law requires counties to maintain temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees. this is what's interesting the law does not apply to state prisons, right? >> does not apply to state prisons. i don't think that the circuit court is going to come down as hard as avery thinks. they may make some remedial suggestions to provide fans, but this is texas. don't mess with texas. very, very tough sentencing state. you know, i don't know what percentage of people in texas have fully air conditioned homes. these individuals are incarcerated. there's a purpose for incarceration. deterrence, protect the public. should be a just punishment. i understand that. but whether it really rises to the level, this gentleman was 345 pounds. his body t
. this is why texas passed a law in 2011 requiring voters to provide a voter i.d. and many march the obama administration blocked the law saying it is unfair to the minority voters and then texas sued the government saying that the motives are political. the trial starts today and a real test of the voting rights act of 1965 which essentially safeguards minority voting rights. i want to bring in ryan haygood who is director of the participation group at the naacp fund and first of all, talk about, ryan, the core issue here that people want to know. they are getting it of ensuring the integrity of the ballot that people should be able to vote. >> sure. thank you for having me on the show, suzanne. what is the what is at issue is three judges in texas will be considering if the voter i.d. law will affect the voting rights. our naacp legal defense fund represents three young students who had voted in previous elections using the only form of i.d. they had, student i.d., and texas' proposed law does not allow for the use of student i.d., but curiously will for the concealed handgun licenses, b
>>> good morning, america. extreme weather and a flash flood emergency from texas to north carolina, this morning. two dozen high-water rescues in the raging waters of san antonio. this woman jumped from her car into the deep water on the interstate. and much more rain on the way. >>> also breaking overnight, 28 climbers caught in the path of a deadly avalanche in the alps. at least nine injured, five dead, and the rest missing. a frantic search and rescue right now on the growing disaster in the mountains. >>> wicked knockout. kristin chenoweth, knocked out by scaffolding and suffering a seizure on the set of her show. she was rushed to the hospital. we'll have the latest on her condition. >>> and watch out. >> it's a shark. >> it's a shark! >> a family vacation turns wild when a little fishing off the deck reels in the shock of a lifetime. yep. that's a big, old shark. in the most unexpected place. we'll talk live to all about their jaw-dropping tale. >> my favorite shot. >> that is so great. everyone here today. i'm sorry, i didn't get the wardrobe memo. you're all bright. and gr
special on nbc news. >> mexico has more oil than texas and more than iraq. >> that was a long time ago. slowly but surely the mexico oil suffered from taxation and interference. production plummeted. but phebgs yo's presumed president elect champagned on changing mexican law to allow private investment. >> if mexico was able to significantly increase once again its oil and gas production, and since we sell 90% of what we export to the united states, this would contribute very significantly to what we would call north american energy independence. >> so their oil production has been climbing for the last five or six years. oil production is the opposite of weight. it's really easy to lose and very hard to gain back. >> and the russians, they began to decline. >> the mexican government is scared to death, they tax and their gravy train is dying in front of them. >> you have glimmers of enlightenment, and it usually involves russia. you see it over there that identify made sense to private ties -- >> you just tried to pigeon hole me in this whole thing. what would you do without somebody
the upper great lakes to the carolina. the heat will be on again from kansas to north texas. and in the lower mississippi valley, highs will be in the high 90s and 100s. in sports this morning, a sunday thrill in the olympics and a solid showing for team usa in basketball. lebron james had 8 assists in a 98-71 victory over france. in swimming, dana vollmer set a new world record while taking the gold in the women's 100 meter butterfly. but the french win the gold as the americans settle for silver. that 1silver is the 17th medal f michael phelps' career. so after the second full day of competition, here is the medal count. china leading the way with 12 total, italy, south korea and france round out the top five. >>> one member of team usa deserves special mention. kim rhode won the medal in skeet shooting and set a record dating back to 1996 when she was still a teenager. medal record back in >> shooter kim rhode wore a smile and her new gold medal after accomplishing what no american ever has. she's the first to win medals at five consecutive olympic games in a non-team spo
a billion dollars a year. >>> else where jc penney will lay off another 350 at its texas quarters. 30% have been axed since spring. >>> the san bernardino city council has voted to declare bankruptcy. california's third city to seek bankruptcy protection in less than two weeks. and with his city out of cash without negotiation the mayor of scranton, pennsylvania, cut the pay of city workers including police, firefighters, and even himself to minimum wage. city worker unions have launched several court actions against the cuts. >>> and finally for the third time in the six years cnbc has done a list of the best states for business. texas has finished number one with top ten finishes in six out of ten competitiveness categories. >>> well, coming up the l.a. clippers' big man signs for big bucks and a motorcycle racer's premature celebration. >>> plus the all-star game's lone home run is good enough to win the mvp award. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. soo so the big heat has left. the question is when will it come back. your forecast is coming up. you're watching "earl
upon by the legal nation. >> texas governor perry has rejected parts of obama's and mark health care reform law saying the state will not expand medicaid or creed a health insurance exchange. secretary kathleen sebelius, perry said he will lose money. texas has the highest percentage of the uninsured people in the country with that one quarter of its population lacking health insurance. rick perry dismissed concerns for the plight of the state's uninsured on fox news. >> one out of four texans is without health insurance, one out of four is on medicare or medicaid. the health crisis is big for your country and state. what is the solution? >> the idea that this federal government -- which does not like texas to begin with -- to pick and choose and somehow say texas has the worst health care system in the world is fake and falls on its face. the real issue is about freedom. >> six republican governors have rejected obama's medicaid provision keeping out millions of low-income people from the expansion. the supreme court upheld the core of obama's health care law but also ruled states c
valley and through texas could become active. it's the heat of the day that will get those going. d.c., isolated chance. better chances toward raleigh, char shot, south carolina, atlanta as well. a few showers toward the houston area, a few of them producing a little bit of lightning. we'll talk about what we can expect the next couple of days. for some areas it's repeating itself day after day. >>> also coming up, earnings start off down. china shows no sign of heating up. and what is by far america's favorite flower? your first look at business headlines straight ahead. >>> prince is king of the home run derby. and cheering a yankees slugger. [ male announcer ] you sprayed them. thought they were dead. huh? [ male announcer ] should've used roundup. it kills weeds to the root, so they don't come back. roundup. no root. no weed. no problem. did you know honey nut cheerios is america's favorite cereal? oh, you're good! hey, did you know that honey nut cheerios is... oh you too! ooh, hey america's favorite cereal is... honey nut cheerios ok then off to iceland! >>> welcome back to "f
, and then fatally shot in the head according to witnesses. she had just moved to denver from texas, randi, where she was trying to become a sports caster, an aspiring journalist who no doubt would have had a tremendous impact on our field. and ironically enough, she was in toronto last month when a mall shooting broke out there. she survived that attack. her mother earlier, yesterday, spoke to our affiliate in san antonio, giving an emotional interview about her daughter. >> i'll never have her to hug again or get a text message again or get a funny facebook picture. that's the hard part right now. just knowing those are things that i'm never going to get to experience again. i was blessed, only for 25 years, but i was blessed. >> now, cnn is continuing to make calls this morning, trying to independently confirm those names for our viewers. and just a reminder to our viewers, the youngest victim being a 4-month-old baby that was treated and released. also included, yesterday, barbara starr, cnn pentagon correspondent, finding that four servicemen, in fact, two airmen and two sailors, one who's still
and still in a drought and one of those is eastern parts of texas and you can get over four inches of rain here and good news for you and across kentucky and north carolina and much needed moisture over three inches of rain possible for you guys over the next several days as that system will slowly push southward and the temperatures much more pleasant in cleveland and significant in the 08's and indianapolis for you, as we head into tuesday, temperatures for minneapolis, chicago at 84. harris. >> harris: maria molina, thank you very much. and the governor of colorado listed a state wide fire ban saying that nature is giving colorado some relief no doubt referring to some of the rain that maria was talking about and forecast for cooler temperatures, but that rain causing major problems already in larimer county and the wildfires left hid sides vulnerable to emotions there and perfect conditions for flooding and mudslides. a private road near the hyde park fire is seeing the worst of it. nehbors coming together once again to pick up the pieces. >> the garage was about three feet deep with m
like we know that texas will vote for romney. we can tell how about 40 or 41 of the states are going to go right now. but it's the rest. we call them swing states. those are the ones where the real action occurs. so they scoop up all the money here and spend it in places like nevada, colorado, ohio, pennsylvania, virginia, north carolina and of course florida. in those states, you are seeing ads nonstop on the network televisions every day and night, like crazy. >> larry, this election has such a different tone, such a different tenor and feeling than the last one, the public more restless, it has to do with the economy and ambivalence on the people's part? >> a little bit of everything, the sluggish economy has left millions of americans without work or working for less than they were a few years ago, the average net worth of americans has declined by 40%, to where we were in the 1990s, many are just plain desperate to find the candidate who will make things better for them now. >> we're in the homestretch now, just a few months to go, how do the candidates make that decisive decisi
principal in fort worth texas faces 20 years in prison after her daughter planted a hidden camera in a girl's locker room to spy on the high school basketball coach after the team complained he yelled too much. the camera didn't record anything inappropriate but the principal faces felony charges of improper photographery and wiretapping. a defense attorney says she didn't do anything wrong. >> i guess the call, if this was in the library and not the locker room and there were no inappropriate pictures, but if this was the library, would we be talking about this today? >> we wouldn't be talking about illegal photography. we could be talking about the wiretapping. if you set up a recording device to tape conversation and they involve all parties not knowing they're being recorded you have a wiretapping issue. however if one of the people involved in the conversation is aware the conversation is being recorded it's not a wiretapping issue. it would foreclose the illegal photography. >> the shock value of this story is the fact the camera was in the locker room. though they were trying to get
is houston, texas. one is sydney, australia and the other is melbourne. >> number 1 is melbourne. >> what are they talking about? what are they doing there? >> i don't know. >> the other top two cities are chicago, l.a., australia, brooklyn, new york and atlanta. that's where the cougars are trolling. >> i think it's because of that guy on the mentalist. what's his name, simon baker? >> i love him. >> so adorable. i think i'll go to australia and get me one of those. i'll take three. >> here's a little surprising news. "america's got talent" is a big big show on nbc. it's going along swimmingly and suddenly there was a tweet. >> a strange tweet from sharon osbourne. >> she wrote this, my darling, howard stern, money is not the reason i'm not returning to nbcagt, which is "america's got talent." it is because... >> now oh, robert greenblatt said this caught nbc off guard. the producer said we don't know what's going on and it may be much ado about nothing. >> twitter is weird. people are saying what they want with no publicist and nothing. >> i think it's a need to control things. so much
. in fact, we even had an awful lot of rain out in texas. we're downloading pictures now from texas. not that far from san antonio, where weberville picked up 10 inches of rain in three hours. there has been flooding there. we're going to download those pictur pictures now. not a big area, but there is flash flooding going on. with this much heat and humidity in the there, a lot of stuff in the sky. one more thing to talk about, emilia, a strange name, a category 4 hurricane in the middle of the pacific ocean. big storm out there but not going to hit anything. good news. >> that is good news. we need good news, chad. >>> hospital in the u.s. has given million of dollars to, it's treating patients in horrible conditions. watch cnn's exclusive report up next. >>> don't forget, watch cnn live on your computer while you're at work. head to homicide of young people in america has an impact on all of us. how can we save these young people's lives? as a police chief, i have an opportunity to affect what happens in a major city. if you want to make a difference, you have to have
. it also applies to three boroughs in new york city. it applies to arizona and alaska. parts of texas -- all of text texas and parts of california. and so it's unique in than it has this geographic feature that it doesn't apply nationwide. it also requires something of states and localities that no other law requires. if you are covered under the voting rights act, whenever you pass a law with respect to voting, you must get pre-clearance from the department of justice or the u.s. district court for the district of columbia. okay. before that law goes into effect. whether you are moving a polling place or passing a redistricting plan, you have to get permission from the federal government to pass and enforce that law. and the d.c. district court or the doj will decide whether the law has a discriminatory purpose, any discriminatory purpose, and whether it has a retrogressive effect. retrogressive is a term of art in voting rights law that means does it make minorities worse off. okay. and in particular, does it diminish the ability of a racial group to elect their preferred candidates
, this electrifying moment in texas. >> and that is scary. a bright flash and a loud clap of thunder, some players running for cover. take a look at that. and the lightning hit just north of the ballpark. one player dropped to his knees and another, screamed. the game delayed until skies finally cleared. boy that will get your attention. >> get your heart rate up, won't it?. >> let's get another check of our warming forecast. >> there is sandhya patel. >> i want to show you video if we have it. just minutes ago we'd told but a possible funnel cloud or a tornado. there is looking like there was some rotation. but our assignment desk just confirmed that the forecasters there are saying it's just sheets of rain coming in. there are thunderstorms in the area. that is going to continue. from about dc area across atlanta, even out towards desert southwest, thunderstorms remaining in the forecast for tuesday. you notice temperatures are cooler, 89 in atlanta. 09 in st. louis. hot here in the western u.s. and heat warnings in effect for deserts of southern california and areas. you'll notice red in the pa
was seeing the movie with his two teenaged children, 51-year-old gordon stanley says he was a true texas gentleman. 18-year-old alexander boyd, a recent high school graduate was described as a ball of joy by friends. his girlfriend, who was at the theater with him, survived. everyone expected them to get married. serving alongside him was 29- year-old jessie childress. he was a cybersystems operator. 32-year-old rebecca wingo was a mother two of and described as having a bubbly personality. she worked in customer relations. >>> some of our other top stories, at least 11 people were killed and 12 others injured when the driver of a pickup truck drove off the road and hit two trees. this is a photograph of the crash scene. it happened in a rural town about 100 miles southeast of san antonio. the accident may have been caused by a blown tire. >>> the ncaa shut down penn state's football program. at the very least, the school will get hit way $30 million fine in the fallout over the sandusky child abuse scandal. the sanctions will be announced at 9:00 a.m. at a press conference. we'll carry
destroyed. >>> in texas, lightning strikes killed two men near a soccer field. the victims were among a group playing sock where a storm came up. they took shelter under a tree. one of the men was killed immediately. he was found with a large hole in his heel where that lightning struck. >> then i heard what sounded like a bomb go off. i looked to my left. and i could see the lightning strike hit the top of the tree, go all the way down to this person on the ground. >> there was three of them. one of them, he was breathing. then two of them stopped breathing. but one, they got to him. they got him alive. on was killed by aago another lightning bolt. 13 people have died in the u.s. this year from lightning strikes. >>> the drought gripping much of the nation's farmland means less food for those who need it most. food banks are running short of local fresh produce. private and commercial gardeners usually donate their extra crops but not this year. >> a lot of those farmers who would like to be able to do that just don't have the extra product. they either don't have from it the get-go
.m., northern virginia and kentucky are included in those areas. heavy rains in eastern texas, four inches of rainfall. parts of kentucky, as well. over virginia and north carolina in through tomorrow strong to severe storms and a lot of heavy rain. keep that in mind, you will need the umbrellas but you will get a bit of relief from hot temperatures. >> heather: thank you very much. >> gregg: now to indiana, they are urging residents to cut back on water usage. most are being asked to voluntarily reduce it by 5%. in harder hit areas, they are being asked to scale back 10% or more. the spokesman says the system is overburdened. >> there is a lot of water being used and lots of water going through our aging infrastructure that can create possible water main breaks. reservoir levels are also dropping. >> gregg: utility warning the supply levels continue to drop a mandatory ban will be issued. >> heather: new reaction from lawmakers in both parties as we see new signs of the fragile u.s. economy may be stalling. june's jobs numbers a huge disappointment. only 80,000 jobs were created. lacklust
: yes, a little town, mineral wells, texas. it's time for the common sense police, fox. this is the ordinance in mineral wells, only have the flags out during a two week period around memorial day and veterans day. not around the 4th of july. >> how about 365 days you should be able to do that. when someone dies for our country we should be able to put a flag on their grave side. >> mike: and leave it there. >> i get it, you don't want the teddy bears and vases and plastic flowers and want it nice and clean, but a flag, i don't know anybody who would be opposed to that. what happens to the memorial. >> mike: you're talking about the clutter, flowers wilt, but how is a flag going to deteriorate. >> i think it's beautiful. if it's tattered, put another one there. >> dave: you make that sacrifice you probably would want a flag on your grave. let us know how you feel about that. would you want that-- ff weekend on twitter, there it is, the romney clan off on their annual family vacation this weekend. we bet it's like none other you've heard of or maybe
journal" is next. ♪ host: good morning. after fundraisers in texas on tuesday, president obama back at the white house today. this morning have a series of meetings with his dagger culture secretary and others to discuss the drought and heat waves. this afternoon, meetings with secretary clinton and panetta. reporting romney will announce his vice- presidential running mate after the summer olympics, which begin later this month. it is wednesday, july 18. on the campaign trial, the attacks are getting intense. the tone is negative. we want to begin with your comments on this election. our phone lines are open. 202-737-0001 for democrats. 202-737-0002 for republicans. 202-628-0205 for independents. to in the conversation on twitter -- or send us an e-mail. here is how the story is playing out this morning. here is a photograph of mitt romney yesterday in cincinnati. the 2012 attacks intensified as battle prolines are drawn. "the washington times" -- both campaigns positively-at an earlier stage. during the 2008 race, president obama described a negative campaign a
2012. american jobs is a hot topic. president got things going during texas. his focus was mitt romney during his time as ceo of a company that creates new jobs overseas. this shows that mitt romney does not care about the middle-class. his name calling is his private sector experience we asked it of boaters to examine that experience. he made money going pioneers of outsourcing. i do not want pioneers of outsourcing in the white house i want is somebody that police and insourcing... let us bring those jobs back home. >>catherine: that robbery was in pennsylvania that operated in outsourcing not offshore. it the difference is off not necessarily sending jobs overseas. and outrshoring... he is saying that he is trying to deflect attention from the autonomy. >> i recently have become a problem because i am surprised but he is always looking for something. tsunamis, china, it is always something, congress. >>catherine: mitt romney his tax records continue to be an issue. he is being asked to release his tax history. ron paul.. mitt romney has only released 2010 and 2011 a tax returns wil
was on a study trip, an anthropology student from the university of texas. just before the attack he was giving a lecture about their behavior to a group of tourists and then went across the fence. into radar -- into a no go zone. new eyewitness accounts suggest he may have done that to prevent an animal from hurling a rock at people. >> it may have been instinctive for him to go for something which he thought was necessary to do. >> reporter: then two chimps attacked him one of them dragging him for 30 yards. when other staff members raced to rescue him they became targets, too. >> kept pursuing me. i climbed back inside the vehicle. it jumped on the bottom of the vehicle and i closed my door and he started beating through the window. >> reporter: chimpanzees are highly territorial. because many are psychologically damaged they are volatile. there are 33 chimpanzees here. each one rescued from the trade in its meat or from the entertainment industry. although they look docile they are incredibly strong. some are seven times as strong as an adult human male. as andrew oberle experienced so grap
been ravaged. pepco has crews from texas and even canada. >> you know people are not happy. >> absolutely. and we get it. >> frustrated. highly frustrated. >> reporter: david rut lidge and his neighbors are spoiled, full of food. crowded malls and schools and libraries. word is power may not be back on for many until friday. >> we put a lot of money into restoring and/or hardening the system but this was around extreme event. >> reporter: the first storms blasted through friday night, 90-mile-an-hour winds. >> you could see rain falling, trees, trash being lited off the ground. >> reporter: storms in chicago. one kill add couple on a golf cart. another kill mand taking refuge in a barn. the death toll when the storms passed, 22. and today will be even hotter from coast to coast and in the mid-atlantic. more potentially powerful storms are forecast. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, washington. >>> in his first comment since last week's contempt of congress vote attorney general eric holder said republicans voted against him to make attorney general a proxy to attack president
was not a factor in this crash. guys? >> thanks, john. appreciate it. >>> all right, now to that texas folk hero or is she a villain? we're talking about the woman who was arrested for warning drivers about a speed trap ahead. people are rallying to her side. this is from my hometown of houston, john. >> reporter: good morning, police put natalie plummer behind bars because they say that she was a danger to drivers. but get this, she wasn't behind the wheel. she was riding her bike. she stopped to give drivers a chance to beat a ticket. natalie plummer is either a motorist's best friend or a menace to society. just depends who you ask. just two weeks ago, she was riding her bike along this road, and noticed that houston police were pulling cars over in a speed trap. so she made a sign alerting her fellow texans to avoid getting a ticket. >> i was completely abiding by the law. i was warning other citizens of a situation ahead. >> reporter: but the officer in charge didn't agree and hauled her off to jail. >> he specifically stated multiple times that he was taking me to jail because of that sign
a booster shot there is in all adults to give back some is the lid down in texas them too young. right now all 8% to two adults get the vaccine dr. john the book cbs news new york. will that happen before you step in the wrong way new approach the bridge toll if you do a fast track for cash you can actually get hit with a $25 fine. reportedly was uncovered a way of too little out of that. the we went to the senate agrees to be short rock. a crash susan larsen and her boyfriend rarely use the bay area bridges the they say it did no there have to be a tall on the bridge. did we we didn't get any toll bridges on the way they're so we assume the way back wouldn't go through any. the didn't have cash to the bridge doesn't take checks are credits to tell me there be a fee. but it did know how much was going to be. turns out as a $25 fee. television may be some but a criminal $25 for television and i couldn't believe it. you don't have any cash just go through the toll plaza it received a violation notice there's room on therefore written explanation vast tracts john gibbons says it cannot repeop
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